This winter, the crème de la crème of the equestrian world will return to their seasonal home in Wellington, Fla., for three months of hunter/ jumper and dressage competition. The equine athletes will include some with price tags in the seven figures; top international mounts jetted in from Mexico, the UK and Belgium; and, flying discreetly under the radar, a handful of equine clones.
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That’s right. More than two decades after the world’s first successful clone—Dolly the sheep—was born, cloning has quietly moved from sci-fi to show rings, with illustrious steeds loaning their genes to the cause.